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Grouse Questions on grapes and scrub oak

I am not seeing any grapes on vines this year... What makes for a good grape crop?

When scrub oak is burned (Prescribed burn), what is the peak age to hunt it? I've noticed big open burns are not as good as burns with a lot of tall trees in them...I never see any woodcock in these area too...Why are birds supposed to like burns?
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Re: Grouse Questions on grapes and scrub oak

Grapes are always hit or miss just like othe soft mast producers. One location will have a great year while another might have lost the blossoms to a cold frost.

As far as scrub oak, scrub oak that has been burnt will almost always have a bumper acorn crop 3-8 years post burn. It not necessarily the burn that birds like but rather the habitat that is created by the burn, especially brooding hens.

Woodcock are not usually associated with mature oak stands undergoing prescribed fire because oak typically grows on xeric sites. However.
, you ca. Find them around moist pockets in scrub oak during migration.

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